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Peter Ackroyd, whose work has always been underpinned by a profound interest in and understanding of England’s history, now tells the epic story of England itself.
About the Author
PETER ACKROYD is an award-winning novelist, as well as a broadcaster, biographer, poet, and historian. He is the author of the acclaimed Thames: Sacred River and London: The Biography. He holds a CBE for services to literature and lives in London.
Praise for Foundation…
Praise for Foundation:
“Ackroyd has drawn a large, loyal readership in his native land. Over some 50 books, he has seldom strayed far from the subject of the past and the traces it has left in the present. And the history that interests him most is the kind touching on national memory and a sense of place, ‘longing and belonging,’ in his memorable phrase.”
—The New York Times Book Review
"Ackroyd's trademark insight and wit, and the glorious interconnectedness of all things, permeate each page."
—Sunday Express (UK)
—Time Out (London)
“The hugely popular Ackroyd’s ease of erudition ought not to be missed.”
—Booklist (starred review)
“Once again, Ackroyd exhibits his magic touch with the written word, this time with the first in a six-volume history of England.”
—Daily Express (UK)
“Ackroyd paints a portrait of early England that is both historically rich and compellingly human.”
“[Ackroyd] is a natural storyteller and a passionate historian, but his true skill lies in his acute eye for revealing interesting details.”
—San Francisco Book Review
—Los Angeles Times
—The Boston Globe
—Harold Bloom, The New York Times Book Review